Forensics: Mostly Partial Prints and DUI Testing. The Slow but Steady March Towards a More Reliable Forensic Science

When Henry Swofford stepped to the microphone at a gathering of forensic scientists in 2016, he surprised the audience when he announced that he had directed his investigators to no longer use the terms “identification” or “individualization” to link an item of evidence to a specific person. Investigators could no longer say that a latent fingerprint found at a crime scene was an absolute match with a suspect.
— Read on nij.ojp.gov/topics/articles/slow-steady-march-towards-more-reliable-forensic-science

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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